Ego lyrics

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Released as a uk b-side in march, 1978

Take a look at me now and take a taste of the money
Im not in it for the bread Im in it for the gravy, honey
Step on the thin ice lightly
And check out the show twice nightly
cause Im on the stage tonight
And if the price is right
I will amaze before the light I crave the light
Blinding white I need the light tonight

Take a look at me now and take a look at my billing
Im not in it as an extra, Im in it for the killing
Inflate my ego gently, tell them heaven sent me
cause Im so expressive and Im so obsessed with my ego
My ego and its message
Oh inform the press, invite the guests
I need the press tonight

Do you remember acting out your youth
A romeo resplendent on an orange case
Do you remember how I would recite
And how Id blow my lines and hide my face

Well maybe it was childish, foolish, before schoolish
Immaturish, lose your coolish
But I had to grow and prove my ego

Take a look at me now and take a taste of the money
Im not in it for the bread Im in it for the gravy, honey
Inflate my ego gently, tell them heaven sent me
Oh cause Im so expressive and Im so obsessed with my ego
My ego and its message
Oh inform the press, invite the guests
I need the press tonight

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What do you think is the meaning of Ego by Elton John?